Teach students that cells are shaped a certain way for a reason! Goes through simple analogies using shoes (why do we wear flippers, cleats, rainboots, etc) and relates that concept to cells. Discusses why red blood cells are round and plant cells are square. This lesson is a good introduction to a lab where students look at certain objects and describe why they are shaped to help them with a specific job. Formative assessment activity on the smartboard is included at the end to assess student learning.
Here is a quiz that you can use following the unit:
Cell Organelle and Cell Theory Quiz
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